Play with glass and you’ll get cut. But at Armenia’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 Srbuk threw caution to the wind performing “Walking Out”.
The performance starts with the camera behind Srbuk, slowly panning forward overhead, before slicing up the scene with quick camera cuts.
She’s dressed in black, with the stage set in red and black, and at times it felt almost too dark. Later runs added pyro which mitigate that feeling.
The avant garde camera shots were promising and if Armenia doubles down on those they may have a more competitive product on their hands.
We did not have a vocal feed in the first run, but subsequently Srbuk sounded strong. The third run in particular she hit the high note and the effects were fabulous. At the climax she kneels on the LED floor and smashes it with a glass effect.
Tighter camera angles and Armenia will be all set for a show-stopping show-opener.
Srbuk — “Walking Out”: Reviews and Reactions
Armenia: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2019
Armenia: First press conference 2019
Photo Credit: EBU